Hwangch'on Chemical Weapons Storage Site

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Last Updated: April 1, 2003
Other Name: 황촌화학무기저장소; Central Chemical Distributing Agency (중앙화학보급소)
Location: Possibly Hwangch'on (황촌), Pyongyang (평양시)
Subordinate To: Maram and Chiha-ri Materials Corporations (마람・지하리자재상사), Department of Materials (기재부), the Nuclear Chemical Defense Bureau (핵화학방위국), General Staff Department (인민군총참모부), Ministry of People's Armed Forces (인민무력부)
Size: Unknown
Facility Status: Unknown

This is one of six reported chemical weapons storage facilities. The site has been associated with CW supply for the III Corps of the Korean People's Army.

[1] Chang Chun Ik, Pukhan Haek-Missile Chŏnjaeng, (Seoul: Sŏmundang, 1999), pp. 365-366, 461.
[2] Kim Wŏn Pong, Kitachosenjimingun no zenbo (Tokyo: Ariadone Kikaku, 1996), p. 128.
[3] Kim Won-pong, Kitachosen jinmingun no zensho [sic] (Tokyo: Ariadone Kikaku, 1996), p. 128, in "DPRK Factories Suspected of Producing Chemical Agents," FBIS Document ID: KPP20010216000106.
[4] Joseph S. Bermudez, Jr., The Armed Forces of North Korea (New York: I. B. Tauris Publishers, 2001), p. 228.
[5] "Pukhan Saenghwahangmugi Taeryang Saengsan: An'gibu Kukkamjaryo," Taehan Maeil, 24 October 1992, p. 1, in KINDS, www.kinds.co.kr.

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